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Topic: Dyeing Fun! Scarf, socks and singlets  (Read 814 times)
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« on: October 09, 2010 11:21:54 PM »

Hi!

This is my first try at dyeing. I used a kids tiedye kit that was supposed to make it easy, it didn't. The dye turned out very pale so I think I'll splurge on the 'grown-up' stuff in the future. but here we go with pics:

The scarf:


My favourite and the best result. I've had the scarf for years, it was a present from my neighbours from Thailand. I've never really like it whit so I decided to make it useable. I folded the scarf in half then rolled it into a tube. I then dipped each end into a different colour of dye. I really like the effect I got.

The socks:


The kit had a tube that the items were supposed to go into and then have dye (placed into squirty botles) squirted through holes onto the fabric. When that didn't work I just squirted the socks randomly.

The singlet:


A salvage job from a previously tea dyed singlet. I like the effect here. It looks old and worn and comfy.

Thanks to these experiments I now feel a lot more confident with dyeing (that sentence sounds wrong) and hope to do more in the future.

C+C welcome!

-Ralph
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010 12:24:50 AM »

Ralph,
 I really like the way the tank top turned out. And the scarf. I know it's hard to get the dye to come out bright. Here's one trick that helps a little:
Get a large plastic bowl, with a lid, keep lid slightly loose. Put item in bowl in microwave. The microwave will heat up the dye without having the item submerged in liquid( as opposed to boiling on stove- not good for this type of dying.) Vinegar and salt in the dye also helps, so does using liquid dye straight from the bottle. (Rit). I know there are other dyes out there, like drylon cold water dye, and some others, but I haven't had money to spend on them, so no experience with the chemical type dyes.
let me know how you like my microwave trick! Just don't melt your bowl!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010 01:00:15 AM »

You know, usually I'm not much of a friend of tiedye, but I really love those socks. They're amazing.
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